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Vistra Releases Comprehensive Review of Company Climate Strategy

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Climate change is a defining issue of our time, impacting all global citizens, industries, and nations and it must be addressed collectively. As an integrated retail electricity provider and producer of electric power, Vistra has been committed to combating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from our business activities.

Edison Chouest Offshore Affiliate Executes Long-Term Charter Agreement With Ørsted and Eversource for Provision of the First U.S. Jones Act Compliant Wind Farm Service Operation Vessel

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Cut Off, Louisiana /3BL Media/ — Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), Ørsted and Eversource announced today the execution of a long-term charter agreement for the provision of the first-ever U.S. flagged “Jones Act” compliant Service Operations Vessel (SOV). The SOV will be engineered, constructed and operated by ECO as an integral part of the operation and maintenance of the Revolution Wind, South Fork Wind and Sunrise Wind offshore wind farms in the northeast United States, which are dependent on obtaining the necessary federal permits from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

Underscores its Commitment to the Clean Energy Transition with Launch of National Grid Renewables

Rollout of new National Grid Renewables brand emphasizes the important role renewable energy will play in the company’s efforts to decarbonize the energy system
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WALTHAM, Mass. and MINNEAPOLIS, Min., October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid, through its competitive, non-regulated National Grid Ventures unit, today announced the launch of National Grid Renewables, the new brand name for its US renewable energy business which includes solar, onshore wind and battery storage.

Putting Purpose Into Action: A Message From Our CEO

It's never been clearer: our future depends on companies that not only innovate boldly, but ones that act with integrity.
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Over the past months, we’ve seen ties between health, progress, and prosperity strain in real time due to the hardships brought on by the pandemic. Life as we know it changed dramatically, as did the role of the private sector in many ways.

How Duke Energy Will Reach Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

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By 2050, Duke Energy plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. It’s ambitious, but since 2005, the company has reduced its emissions by 39 percent.

Duke Energy Unveils Sweeping Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Plan at Inaugural ESG Day

Summary: 
  • Company to double renewable portfolio output to 16 gigawatts by 2025, and to 40 gigawatts for regulated utilities by 2050.
  • Plans to accelerate coal reduction across the Carolinas and Midwest.
  • New commitment to reduce methane emissions in its natural gas business to net-zero by 2030.
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  • Company to double renewable portfolio output to 16 gigawatts by 2025, and to 40 gigawatts for regulated utilities by 2050.
  • Plans to accelerate coal reduction across the Carolinas and Midwest.
  • New commitment to reduce methane emissions in its natural gas business to net-zero by 2030.

Industry Insight: Our Pandemic Recovery Must Be a Green Recovery

by Gareth O’Reilly
Article

Last summer’s devastating bushfires unified communities and politicians with pledges to recover and rebuild. They also ignited the climate change debate, fuelling the push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and their environmental consequences.

Gareth O'Reilly, President, Pacific, Schneider Electric.
Our economic recovery must contribute to addressing the climate change challenge and reducing emissions, says Gareth O'Reilly, President, Pacific, Schneider Electric. 

Black & Veatch: 'New Energy,' Grid Modernization and Decarbonization Drive Electric Industry to Repower

Summary: 
  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

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  • Latest Strategic Directions Report reveals evolving energy ecosystem to be a nexus of challenges, opportunities for electric service providers
  • Decades-old concerns about reliability, aging infrastructure and long-term investment build, demand rigorous attention

 

How Can Regulations Reduce F-gas in Power Networks?

by Frederic Godemel
Blog

Since the mid-twentieth century, sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) has been widely used as a replacement for oil as an insulator in electrical equipment, with one of its largest uses today being in electrical switchgear. SF6)has proven to be reliable and highly effective in applications where arcing can be expected and its use has enabled smaller, cleaner designs and greater equipment durability over time.

By almost all accounts, SF6 has been a strong performer in electrical equipment.

The global warming concern

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